Tareq A.  Ramadan

Tareq A. Ramadan

Adjunct Professor



Anthropology/Near Eastern Studies

Tareq A. Ramadan

Tareq is an adjunct interdisciplinary professor who has taught eight different courses in Anthropology and Middle Eastern, Arab and Islamic history, culture, civilization, and contemporary society over the past 15 years, including the following courses at Wayne State:

1. NE 2000- Introduction to Islamic Civilization of the Near East
2. NE 2030/HIS 1800- The Age of Islamic Empires
3. NE 2040/HIS 1810- The Modern Middle East
4. NE 3040/HIS 3320- The 20th Century Middle East (WWI- Present)
5. NE 2700 (Topics)- Islam in America: A History
6. ANT/NE 3550- Arab Society in Transition
7. ANT 1100/2100- Introduction to Anthropology
8. ANT 3200- Lost Cities and Ancient Civilizations

Tareq is also an immigration, educational, and cultural competency consultant and regularly works with immigration attorneys, across the country, as an expert witness in order to help defend against deportations in immigration court.

Additionally, he is the Project Manager of the local non-profit organization "Project We Hope, Dream, and Believe" where he wrote and was awarded an $380,850 Civil Rights Grant, on behalf of PWHDAB, to rehabilitate the one-time Inkster home of civil rights icon Malcolm X (who once a gave a talk at Wayne State in 1963) and to transform it into a museum. In 2021, he landed the home on the National Registry of Historic Places and later, organized an archaeological excavation project at the site with Wayne State's Anthropology Department, who led the dig. 

Moreover, he has published various pieces on contemporary Middle Eastern political issues and historical topics focusing on the early Islamic world and has also traveled across the Middle East, including participating in archaeological projects in Jordan.

Recently, he was selected to the Arab America Foundation's 40 under 40 list for 2022: www.arabamerica.com/arab-america-foundation-announces-40-under-40-awardees-class-of-2022/ 

You can read more about him here: clas.wayne.edu/anthropology/spotlight/alumni-spotlight-dr-tareq-ramadan-100398 



  • B.A. in Anthropology
  • M.A. in Near Eastern Studies
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology

Courses taught by Tareq A. Ramadan

Fall Term 2023 (current)

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021